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Starting out as relief drive, this online shop helps give jobs to motorcycle riders

May 28, 2020 - 11:02 AM

At the onset of the Metro Manila lockdown, event organizer Jennifer Rabe only wanted to help those affected by quarantine measures in her hometown of Las Piñas

Photos from AJA Delivery

Webinar: How to make financial rehabilitation work for business owners

May 26, 2020 - 5:26 PM

The webinar is happening on Thursday, May 28

Tita Carms: Life as a sari-sari store owner during coronavirus outbreak

May 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Tita Carms may seem unaffected by the crisis since her roadside store remains open. But it takes a lot to keep her small business going during a pandemic.

SARI-SARI STORE. Carmelita Dela Rosa shares her difficulty managing a sari-sari store during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo from Al Lumasag

Webinar: How small businesses can get help from gov't, banking sector

May 07, 2020 - 12:27 PM

What are the options available for business owners to help them survive the lockdown?

Webinar: Protecting your online business in the new normal

May 04, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Many businesses in the Philippines face an existential challenge amid the coronavirus pandemic: How should they adapt online for their business to survive?

Over half of MSMEs stopped operations due to coronavirus lockdown

May 01, 2020 - 6:22 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says almost 53% or about 525,000 out of the total 998,342 MSMEs in the country bear the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic

AFFECTED BY COVID-19. Customers purchase vegetables at the Blumentritt Market in Manila on April 21, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ex-DSWD chief: Revive small businesses to help poor long after lockdown

Apr 29, 2020 - 11:59 AM

'We cannot forever be giving subsidies and food packs,' says former DSWD secretary Dinky Soliman

Sari-Sari store at Commonwealth Market in Quezon City, September 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Sariling diskarte': The heavy impact of lockdown on micro, small businesses

Apr 07, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Micro enterprises make up 88.5% of businesses in the country and employ as much as 28.9% of total private sector employees. They are struggling to survive as they await government.

Apple bans vaping apps from App Store

Nov 16, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Apple says it agrees with the assessment of US health experts who called the spread of e-cigarette and vaping products 'a public health crisis and a youth epidemic'

HEALTH HAZARD. In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018, a man exhales smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP

Adulting 101: 7 books to start your self-help journey

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM

On your way to self-improvement? Help yourself with some self-help!

Alcohol really is no excuse for bad behavior: Research reveals you're still the same person after a drink

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Researchers attempt to paint a clearer picture of how drinking alcohol, empathy, and moral behavior are related

Empty nets as overfishing and climate change deplete Lake Malawi

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:24 PM

'Seven years ago there was lots more fish than today. In 2019 it is different, there's no fish in the water,' says a trader

Malawian fishermen fix their fishing nets as fishing boats are seen on the shore of the Lake Malawi at the Senga village on May 19, 2019 in Senga, Malawi. Hundreds of local traders gather each morning and afternoon at Senga, but fish populations are falling in Lake Malawi, Africa's third largest body of freshwater. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP

Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The team behind the franchise shares how they made the special effects possible in the films, despite the challenges

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

NIGHT NO MORE. PNP bans Oplan Tokhang from being conducted at night. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Salah sold on cheap to Liverpool before 'Neymar effect' – Roma chief

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Neymar revolutionizes the transfer market after Salah went to Liverpool

'NEYMAR EFFECT'. Roma sporting director Monchi says that the value of Salah should've been higher when he transferred to Liverpool.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Unti-unti, sinasakal na si Juan ng bagong buwis

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Nang naupo si Rodrigo Duterte bilang pangulo, nasa 2% lamang ang inflation rate – ngayon, 19 buwan pa lamang ang nakalilipas, halos sagad na ito sa target ng gobyerno na 4%

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, November 27 - December 3, 2017

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:56 PM

From revgov to Sereno impeachment to Robin Padilla, must-watch videos this week

RED DAY. Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila, on November 30, 2017, to call for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Henry De Sio, Jr on 'The Changemaker Effect' in society

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Former Obama campaign leader Henry De Sio Jr. talks to Rappler about the effect of active and involved citizenry

DMB takes a step towards Philippine Digital Standards

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The advertising industry has taken its first step towards developing a measurement standard for digital

Is there hope for Pasig River rehab? Microorganisms can help

Jun 17, 2017 - 5:35 PM

But mud balls aren t the first line of defense We need the river to be cleaned of solid waste says an advocate

MUD BALLS. Effective Microorganism mud balls can help restore Pasig River. Photo by Bea Herrera/Rappler

ADB achieves most dev’t targets, falls short on poverty reduction

May 05, 2017 - 1:32 PM

The ADB notes that inequality grew in many populous countries in the Asia Pacific

DEVELOPMENT GOALS. ADB VP for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Stephen Groff talks about development targets reached by the bank. Photo by ADB

The secret ingredient in medical science

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:30 PM

[Science Solitaire] How does the placebo effect and a doctor s demeanor affect a patient s recovery? Here s what scientists found out

11 most anticipated video games of 2017

Jan 21, 2017 - 2:51 PM

From highly anticipated sequels to awesome new franchises gamers will have their hands full this year Here are our top picks

BARGING IN. There's no dearth of quality games coming this year such as 'For Honor,'pictured here. Screengrab from Ubisoft

Ebola's long-term effects revealed

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:42 AM

The study also confirms previous observations that Ebola virus can remain in the semen of infected men for 18 months or longer raising the specter of sexual transmission

EBOLA. Members of a medical team monitor simulated patients infected with Ebola inside a Containerized Bio-Containment System (CBCS) during a shake-down exercise at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, outside Washington, DC on November 18, 2016. File photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP

Netizens mock Messenger for new Snapchat-like features

Dec 16, 2016 - 8:57 PM

Facebook s messaging platform now has vanishing content and a new host of filters and effects

UP IN ARMS. Netizens disliked the new Snapchat-like features for Facebook Messenger

For Honor showcases epic sword battles + 9 other big Gamescom 2016 news

Aug 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ubisoft title has unsheathed its nasty predilection for melee battles Along with Metal Gear Survive Resident Evil 7 and the proposed Mass Effect remake the game was a star in the recently concluded gaming expo

FOR HONOR. The MOBA-like game from Ubisoft features visually striking battles among medieval factions brandishing really sharp objects. Photo from Ubisoft.

EA shows new E3 trailers for Battlefield, Mass Effect, and more

Jun 13, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Mass Effect FIFA Star Wars and other games get some time in the limelight ahead of E3

SMILE! An asari from Mass Effect smiles for the camera. Screen shot from Mass Effect trailer on YouTube.

Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta, fetus

May 12, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The studies illustrate how the virus could invade the brain of a developing fetus and trigger complications

epa05278988 A view through a microscope shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus Zika, at a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia, 26 April 2016. Lowering the risks of Zika in pregnant women requires 'fast' measures because humanity has 'never before' faced a mosquito-borne disease with birth defects, said Honein, an expert from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. EPA/LEONARDO MUNOZ

Space for Lent

Mar 25, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Our planet is made from the stuff of stars and as a consequence so are you Whatever you believe in or not believe in there is only one blue marble holding us all

Climate change poised to hurt food supplies – study

Mar 03, 2016 - 6:46 PM

Global warming is threatening food production and may eventually lead to reduced consumption

epa05110082 A Filipino farmer sprays insecticide at a field in Taguig city, south of Manila, Philippines, 19 January 2016. According to a study by the European Union (EU) supported -'Focused-Food Production Assistance to the Vulnerable Sector (FPAVAS)' project- earnings or profits of local farmers in the Philippines decreases due to unpredictable weather patterns called Climate Change. The research showed that typhoons arrived earlier than usual, becoming more frequent and of greater intensity damaging crops, while in some parts of the country, drought are abundant, had very little rainfall, thus lakes, rivers, and irrigation canals dried up. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika in Australia

Feb 10, 2016 - 5:07 PM

The woman became infected with the Zika virus abroad according to Australian officials

epa05138467 A picture dated 30 January 2016 showing the mosquito Aedes Aegypti in San Jose, Costa Rica. Costa Rica's Health Ministry announced on 31 January 2016, that as part of efforts to combat the Aedes Aegypti that transmits zika, dengue and chikunguna, it plans to use a bacteria to attack it. The bacteria called 'spinosad' (Saccharopolyspora spinosa) is applied as a pill in water tanks large, natural or not, where mosquito breeding is suspected. A panel of WHO-appointed experts is to meet 01 February 2016 to advise WHO chief Margaret Chan whether the situation should be classified as a so-called public health emergency of international concern, as was the case with Ebola. EPA/Jeffrey Arguedas

Looking forward: 11 highly anticipated games of 2016

Jan 30, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Here are some of our highly anticipated gaming picks for the upcoming year What are you looking forward to?

Science says: Here's how your friends affect your health

Jan 27, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Think about your 5 closest friends What do they care about? Do they love the gym? Friends can have a big influence on your health

Holiday hangovers: What happens to us when we get drunk

Dec 21, 2015 - 1:35 PM

So this Christmas drink only if you’re feeling festive and maybe switch out the gin for some eggnog

Wired and tired: Why parents should take technology out of their kid’s bedroom

Dec 17, 2015 - 3:37 PM

Given the increased importance for this age group of technology for socializing and learning helping them find balance will not only help with sleep but ensure that their use of technology is a positive rather than negative influence

Why your mouth matters more than you think

Aug 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Bad oral hygiene isn’t just off putting it’s a burden

Tropical Storm Egay: 2 areas under Signal No. 2

Jul 04, 2015 - 12:48 AM

Eleven provinces in northern Philippines are under Storm Signal No 1 as of 10 pm Friday July 3

Growing drought-resistant crops key to fixing food insecurity – study

Jun 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM

A study says farmers need to plant more drought resistant crops such as legumes to prepare for any future shocks

PH leads call for more ambitious climate change goal

May 05, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Tropical countries most affected by global warming want the world s climate goal to limit warming to 1 5°C instead of the current goal of 2°C

WATER CRISIS. A file photo taken in July 2011 shows Somali refugees fetching water during a period of drought when the United Nations declared a famine in several parts Somalia. File photo by Tony KARUMBA/AFP

Buses, dormitories for CDO senior high school students

Apr 10, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Cagayan de Oro is one of the 10 cities that will pilot the implementation of the senior high school program in June 2015 a year ahead of other public schools in the country

NEW SCHOOL. Students of the new Tablon National High School welcome Mayor Oscar Moreno during the turnover of the 4-storey high school building, which has 18 classrooms. Tablon National High school was an annex of Agusan High School for 18 years. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

[DASH of SAS] Cinderella 2.0 and 'The Clooney Effect'

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Little girls have been raised to the drum beats of empowerment and feminism their lullabies are about being everything you can be and their fairytales are about reaching for your potential and going after your dreams

Movies playing this week: 'Birdman,' 'Chappie,' and more

Mar 05, 2015 - 2:06 PM

A washed up actor tries to revive his career – and more at the movies this week

Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Storm Amang claims 2 lives

Jan 19, 2015 - 11:53 AM

One of the casualties is the Yolanda aid worker who died after scaffolding used for Pope Francis Mass in Tacloban collapsed due to Amang s winds

DEADLY STORM. The same storm that fell over the Pope's visit to Leyte claimed at least two lives

#PugadBaboy: Cause and Effect

Jan 13, 2015 - 5:00 AM

The uphill battle to tackle shark fishing in Indonesia

Dec 17, 2014 - 1:03 PM

On a busy day up to 300 sharks are brought to a Lombok market to be sold part of the 110 000 tonnes are caught a year in Indonesia

SHARKS FOR SALE. Sharks at a traditional market in Tanjung Luar in Lombok, West Nusa Teggara. Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists. Photo by Sonny Tumelaka/AFP

Beyond Gaga Girl: Government PSAs available on social media

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:10 AM

These government public service announcements are amusingly hit or miss

Toll rises to 13 in killer NY state snowstorm

Nov 22, 2014 - 10:41 AM

The latest fatalities are two elderly people who died during and immediately after being evacuated from a nursing home and a 50 year old man found dead in his vehicle

'PREPARE FOR FLOODING.' People work to clear vehicles in deep snow in a neighborhood just south of Buffalo, New York, a day after a winter storm that dumped a reported 5 feet (1.5 meters) of lake-effect snow on the area in Hamburg, New York, USA, November 20, 2014. File photo by Mark Webster/EPA

Toll rises to 10 in killer northeast US snowstorm

Nov 21, 2014 - 7:56 AM

The death toll from Winter Storm Knife rises to 10 after two people die of exposure in Niagara County and Boston town in Erie County

BUFFALO SNOWSTORM. The Skyline of Buffalo, New York, is barely visible from a snow-covered and unplowed road with a stop sign, a day after a winter storm that dumped a reported 5 feet (1.5 meters) of lake-effect snow on the area in Hamburg, New York, USA, 20 November 2014. Photo by Mark Webster/EPA